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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The 2008 Surf’s Up Symposium IPA was brewed San Diego Style: highly quaffable,pale in color with a lighter body and profound emphasis on hop extravaganza.


3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (298) - - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at Monk?s Kettle, SF. Pours a golden orange with plenty of? head. Thin aroma. My cheeks filled with hop flavor... which promptly dissolved on my tongue. Faint malts, very faint. Mega-dry. Pretty interesting. Hot weather IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
9oz on tap at Yard House Cincinnati, for $3.50 during happy hour. Clear golden-orange color. Good thin off-white head. Nice grassy, piney, resiny hop aroma. Wet, dank, some grapefruit citrus. Nice thicker rows of lace. Good smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Medium-plus body. Lightly sticky in the finish. Nice moderate - stronger bitter taste, light sweet. Good biscuity malt, very light caramel. Tasty IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4482) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and floral hops. Touch of bready malt. Flavor of grapefruit, orange, bready malt. Dry yet it has a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Oats in the grain bill maybe?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a beautiful honey-golden amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, golden buff head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is hoppy and then some - resiny, a little woody, with a subtle citrus undertone. Flavor is monumentally hoppy - woody and resiny in equal portions, a bit of green-wood bitterness, subtly fruity, hint of sweet malt. Very satisfying. Mouthfeel has average firmness but loads of woody, hoppy fizz. Thanks, Green Flash, for bringing back a damned good IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1890) - USA - SEP 1, 2013
Clear yellow in color... Aroma of citrus and pine hops... Flavor is dry and crisp, fairly light and watery with notes of pine on the finish... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap at brewery (Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA). Pours amber in colour, clear with a thin off white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and slight citrus undertones; pine as well. Taste is not too sweet with a strong but not truly overpowering bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, and a creamy mouth feel. Nice IPA overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft. Bright, clear, golden body. Soapy, white head. Hop cake, dank, grassy. Resiny, lighter malt body, yeast, hop cake flavor (dirty). Honey, flowers, vanilla, daisy, nature. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (401) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tap. I guess they brought this beer back since it is listed as 2008 and Retired. It pours a clear gold. Light carbonation, but the heavy hop load make this a sipping beer. Lots of grapefruit/citrus is the flavor. A medium bitterness, but not over the top. Unfortunately the aftertaste stayed on my tongue detracting from what was otherwise a very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Clear golden pour with a white head. Big grapefruit and pine aromas. Light dough, grass, orange, and maybe a hint of pineapple. Bitter flavor of grapefruit rind, pine, and grass. Light pineapple, some orange, and a touch of dough and bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Cole’s. A very good IPA, grapefruit. Hoppy aroma, a drop of roasted malt in the aftertaste. A little palate erasing. Cloudy golden with some lace.


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